Midwood residents fear the last remnant of an historical film era may soon be demolished.
“The legendary Vitagraph smokestack is in danger of being torn down!” said Ellen Levitt, a lifelong Brooklynite and Midwood resident since 1971. … Full Article
Putting opera aside for an evening, members of the Italian Opera Company, a Brooklyn-based performance troupe, will entertain audiences with Neapolitan folk songs in a special concert at the Dyker Heights Library on Oct. 14. … Full Article
Assemblymember Nicole Malliotakis, who has been endorsed for re-election by the National Federation of Independent Business, a group representing owners of small businesses across the country, recently met with merchants in Bay Ridge to discuss steps taken in Albany that she said will help … Full Article
Councilmember Vincent Gentile announced on Friday he has expanded his office hours.Starting on Oct. 8, Gentile’s office at 8018 Fifth Ave. will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesdays. … Full Article
Continuing protests and legal action over Kaporos — a holiday ritual involving the use of live chickens, practiced by some observant Jewish communities — took place in the courts and on the streets over the last few days. … Full Article
U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm and his opponent, former Councilmember Domenic Recchia, met for their first head-to-head debate Wednesday morning. While the questions from the audience were provocative, it was the candidates’ questions to each other that generated the most heat. … Full Article
The memory of a Xaverian High School graduate who died in the line of duty as a police officer more than two decades ago is being kept alive at his old school. The 26th Annual Police Officer Christopher Hoban Memorial Run took place in Bay Ridge on Sept. … Full Article